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Re-finance FTW

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So I've been touting the merits of taking whatever loan you can get if you need a car and your credit score is awkward, especially if hit with a first-time buyer penalty on one's auto-enhanced score.

 

In my case, 19.35% APR opened in December 2011 with WFDS; just re-financed to 5.99% with DCU.... this is way beyond my wildest hopes, I was near fantasizing about a single-digit APR in the 9-9.99% range.  If I can do it starting with an auto-enhanced pull of 551, most folks can.  

 

The pain of a subprime horror of an auto loan doesn't last forever. 

Starting Score: EQ 04 561, TU 98 567, EX 98 599 (12/30/11)
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Re: Re-finance FTW

Congrats! That is a fantastic rate!

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Re: Re-finance FTW

Congrats OP.  Stories like these definitely give my wife hope of obtaining a prime rate on an auto loan in a couple years or so.

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Re: Re-finance FTW

What is DCU?

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Re: Re-finance FTW

Your new rate is "drool-worthy"    Good Job and Congrats!


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Re: Re-finance FTW

Although I don't usually post in this board I want to say congrats Revelate! I know you have been working hard for awhile with your credit and wanting a good rate.

 

Enjoy your savings.

FICO Scores: TU: 768 (Jan 2012), EQ: 755 (Jan 2012 Lender pull)
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Re: Re-finance FTW

DCU = Digital Credit Union (Digital Federal CU technically).

 

WH: Yeah I'm still in something of shocked disbelief, I keep checking the online interface.  I'm also pretty stunned at their good payment policy where I can continue to drop my APR over time: in theory I can be down to 4.5% with 18 months of on-time payments.  While I am expecting to pay it down fairly quickly to make room for a mortgage next year, I'm still tickled pink :smileywink:.

 

Thanks all for the support, this forum has been a fantastic resource.

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